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Interest Rate

When is the right time to fix your interest rates?

As the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate continues to hover at a record low 0.1 per cent, many borrowers are asking themselves if it’s time to fix their rates. If you’re a first-time borrower, you may be wondering what you...
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Section 32 & why it’s important when buying a property

  Buying and selling real estate doesn’t need to be complicated but there are several legal hoops that need to be jumped through to ensure the transaction happens as smoothly as possible. Across Australia, there are different rules and regulations...
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Transport infrastructure

Sydney transport infrastructure driving property price growth

While it’s true that location, location, location are the ‘three’ golden principles of value investment, it’s also true that amenity is key to success. When the commute is faster, the public transport more convenient, and the nearby parks, schools and...
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Townhouses become more popular in Melbourne

Does affordable Sydney property still exist?

The Sydney property market is continuing its price charge, but if you’re hoping to buy within a reasonable distance of the CBD it pays to do your research. There are still some suburbs that offer a relatively affordable price tag,...
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The rising popularity of Sydney townhouses

Apart from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Sydney’s terraced housing in inner city suburbs such as Surry Hills, Paddington, Redfern and Glebe, is as iconic a representation of the Emerald City as anything could be. In a...
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First Homebuyers vs. Investors

As the first wave of COVID reality bit the property market and resulted in a hard stall on activity, governments scrambled to get the engine room of the economy purring again via schemes and incentives. Property has long been recognised...
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Interest Rate

Is the fixed-rate honeymoon over?

Interest rates announcements from the central bank are one of Australia’s most-watched economic indicators. The monthly announcement fuels media reports and analysis for days. It’s a barbecue-stopper topic for homeowners, investors, and aspiring buyers, all keen to dissect each move...
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Property Finance

Beach heat: NSW’s coastal hotspots

The real estate market is booming right now, with strong demand across capital city and regional markets putting upward pressure on prices. Anecdotal evidence suggests there are property market pockets where houses are selling for $100,000 to $150,000 above asking...
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Home Loans

What’s next for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Back at the start of the pandemic, the federal government introduced the First Home Loan Deposit scheme, which proved wildly successful. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme allows first time home buyers with as little as five per cent deposit...
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self-managed superannuation fund

Gifting Real Estate: Generosity Can Be Taxing

Most people at some point in their adult lives, will think about transferring real estate to a family member.  There are a range of reasons why a property transfer could be something to consider, aside from the obvious, which is...
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